While I am incredibly happily married, I do have one regret. I never had a "real" wedding, and definitely didn't get a proper honeymoon. At the time that we got married, we were more concerned with the act itself, and finally being husband and wife. Plus, we didn't have the money to have a huge wedding at the time. We have always said we would save the proper ceremony until later, when we could easily afford it. Now that we're in Ohio and have tons of family around, we're ready to begin planning. I'm pretty excited! I've got a great husband and I would definitely marry him all over again.
So anyway, when Dan and I got married, our "honeymoon" consisted of 72 hours alone. My son was at the ex-husband's house for a few days. So, as any other newly married couples do, we had adult relations. Over and over and over again. For 3 days. We stopped to eat, sleep, and shower. While this sounds like fun, it left me with a painful UTI that caused me nothing but misery for a couple of weeks.
Apparently, I am not alone in getting a UTI after sex. Did you know that 80% of women who get a urinary tract infection contract it within 24 hours of having sex? It makes sense, I suppose. All of the friction and bacteria involved...I can see where that could cause irritation and infection. It's not pleasant, though. Not pleasant at all. Since this is such a common problem, they have actually come up with a name for it: Honeymoon Cystitis.
Here are some interesting facts about UTI's:
Approximately 80% of premenopausal women with a UTI have had sex within 24 hours of contracting the UTI.
Women having sex for the first time or who have intense frequent sex after a period of abstinence are at risk for honeymoon cystitis.
1 in 5 women will contract a UTI in their lifetime and 20% of women with UTIs develop reoccurring infections.
UTIs are the second most common type of infection in the body, accounting for 8.1 million visits to health care providers each year.
Luckily, there was ways to relieve honeymoon cystitis. One great way to calm the burn of a UTI is to remember to pack your Cystex when you pack your bags for that honeymoon! Better safe than sorry, I always say!
Cystex® PLUS Tabs and Cystex® Liquid Cranberry Complex is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication, which helps to ease the pain and discomfort when you have a UTI. You'll find it contains methenamine, which is an antibacterial agent that helps to contain the progression of the infection while helping to ease the pain and discomfort of the UTI. So if you are ever unlucky like my sister, and traveling with a UTI Cystex® PLUS Tabs and Cystex® Liquid Cranberry Complex can help numb the pain and burning that comes along with the UTI.
For more information on UTIs, go to the Cystex Website.
You can also watch the Cystex® Burning Love music video to learn more about the connection between romance and UTIs.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cystex®. The opinions and text are all mine.